Officers on Tuesday launched the names of the 17 individuals who died in Sunday’s tragic high-rise hearth in The Bronx.
The victims embody eight youngsters ranging in age from 2 to 12 years previous. The oldest fatality was a 50-year-old mom.
The entire victims died of smoke inhalation, in response to the medical expert’s workplace, which has begun releasing a few of the lifeless to funeral properties.
Listed here are the individuals who died within the blaze and what we find out about them:
The Dukureh household:
5 members of 1 household perished within the hearth: Haji Dukuray, 49, his spouse Haja Dukureh, 37, and their youngsters, Mustapha Dukureh, 12; Mariam Dukureh, 12; and Fatoumata Dukureh, 5.
Haja Dukureh’s uncle, who shares the identify Haji Dukuray with the patriarch, mentioned his household is initially from The Gambia and relations are mulling whether or not to bury the household in New York or within the African nation.
The Drammeh household:
4 members of the Drammeh household have been additionally killed within the blaze: Fatoumata, 50; Foutmala, 21; Muhammed, 12; and Nyumaaisha, 19.
Patriarch Ishak Drammeh, 50, was working in Ohio on the day of the hearth and is now mourning the lack of his spouse of 28 years and youngsters.
Muhammed died simply at some point after his 12th birthday. Foutmala was a College of Buffalo scholar and Nyumaaisha was a hospital employee, their grieving dad mentioned.
Fatoumata Tunkara and son Omar Jambang:
Tunkara, a 43-year-old mom and one among her 5 youngsters, 6-year-old Omar Jambang have been recognized among the many victims.
Tunkara is survived by her 4 different youngsters, ranging in age from 9 to 19 years previous, in response to a GoFundMe web page elevating cash for the household.
The household is planning to ship Tunkara and her youngster’s stays again dwelling to her native Gambia and set up a basis to assist her surviving youngsters.
Janneh was a 27-year-old scholar at Lehman Faculty.
Her father, Tijan Janneh, mentioned his household fled the constructing however have been separated as they confronted darkish smoke and weren’t capable of see.
“Afterward they only broke the information to us,” he mentioned. “My daughter is gone.”
At simply 5-years-old, Mahamadou is among the many youngest victims of the blaze.
Police recognized Toure, 12, an eighth grader, as a type of who perished within the inferno.
Hagi Jawara and Isatou Jabbie
Jawara, 47, and his spouse, 31-year-old Isatou Jabbie, go away behind 4 youngsters.
Jawara’s brother, Yusupha Jawara, mentioned relations are ready for the “applicable” time to inform the youngsters that their mother and father died.
“[Jabbie] liked her children to demise,” Jawara mentioned. “The youngsters have been her life.
“Proper now, we try to get the our bodies and organize the funerals and the best way to break the information to [the children],” Jawara mentioned. “Then, as a household, we are going to sit down collectively and determine what is going to occur subsequent.”
At simply 2-years-old, little Ousmane is the youngest sufferer of the blaze.
Extra reporting by Kenneth Garger